University of Vermont

Department of Music and Dance

Observation Requirements for the B.S. in Music Education Degree

In order to meet the state licensing requirement of 60 hours of supervised observation, and successfully complete the B.S. in Music Education Program, students must provided documentation of their observations by submitting to the Music Education Coordinator a Student Observation Form and an accompanying Observation Reflection. Observations are built into your UVM coursework as follows:

  • 6 hours - Voice Techniques (MU080)
  • 6 hours - String Techniques (MU077)
  • 6 hours - Woodwind Techniques (MU078)
  • 6 hours - Brass Techniques(MU076)
  • 6 hours - Percussion Techniques (MU079)
  • 6 hours - Introduction to Music Education (MU085)
  • 6 hours - General Music Practicum (MU275)
  • 6 hours - Choral Music Practicum (MU277)
  • 6 hours - Instrumental Music Practicum (MU279)
  • 6 hours - Observer’s choice

Unless otherwise instructed (as in the Introduction to Music Education and Practicum courses), students are to either have the Music Education Work Study Assistant set up their observations, or are to set up their own observations in public schools by contacting the music teacher and/or school office of the school at which they wish to observe. Students must inquire about, and follow the public school’s policies and procedures for observations. Students should dress professionally when in the schools observing (nothing too bare, no tee-shirt, jeans, or flip flops). Supervision while observing is the presence of the teacher you are observing. Students must keep track of their observation hours, and should divide their observing within each course so that they observe 3 hours at the elementary school level (K-6th grade), and 3 hours at the secondary school level (7th -12th grade).

Last modified August 27 2012 01:35 PM